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Thursday, 19 March 2020

How are you dealing with the 'C' Word? #Chicandstylish #LINKUP


Morning all.
How are you?
Me .... I'm not happy, have had to cancel my weekend away skiing!  Like many of you the Coronavirus has taken me by surprise and I've been forced into a living nightmare, yes I know I'm being extreme but that how it feels.  Bare shelves in the supermarket, cessation of clubs, closure of restaurants and bars it feels like we're starring in a film, & an epic that receives an Oscar at that!
With messages being read differently by people I can't help but feel anxious.  I'm anxious about the kids, grand-kids, my mum, friends, work and getting food!  I have good cupboards to be fair, so shouldn't worry about that.  It's the not knowing what will happen, and having too much spare time doesn't help.  Please share what you are all doing. X
I keep telling myself and everyone else that "nothing lasts forever" and this virus wont either!  We just have to ride the storm and try to stay calm and positive throughout.  Along with the awful stories on the news and media sites there are also the heartwarming kind and loving ones.  I've just seen a family holding banners and balloons outside their 85 year old mum's flat - it was her birthday and she was isolating in a care home.  People are offering to buy shopping, walk dogs and collect medicine. Humans have a way of picking themselves up and working through horrible times.
Today I didn't feel it right to share a frivolous outfit post, so I am just hosting the #Chicandstylish #LINKUP and would love you to join me with any post you'd like to share.


KEEP CALM AND CARRY ON COPING
AMIDST THE CORONAVIRUS!


While I have a little spare time I will be finally be working on a post for my daughters wedding!  It's been a long time coming and I just haven't had the right time to do it ... please watch out in the next few weeks my friends. x  Thanks for your continued support, it's so much appreciated.



Me and David with our five children last May, seems like a lifetime ago with so much going on.
Stay safe and well. XX

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Time for a party?  It's #Chicandstylish #LINKUP time.


Favourite from last week is .... Shauna - Lipgloss and Lace is brightening up the day in her Spring outfit, I just love the colour of that jacket - do you think it would suit me?



Now let's start linking up.
Here are some guidelines.
Please follow your host on Pinterest, Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.
Link up your fashion and beauty posts, other topics allowed.
We all like to get compliments, so please leave a nice comment when visiting a blog or two.
Also link back to Mummabstylish blog post.
You could also share the love on social media.



You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!
Click here to enter


Thanks for joining in today, much appreciate your support.
So share on your social media sites, as I love to have more friends join in.
Catch you on Monday for the STYLE STEAL????
Bye for now. X





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28 comments

  1. Worrying times but we will get through it. So happy to hear of no new cases in China and people in Wuhan allowed out today. Stay safe dear Jacqui xx

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    1. Of course we will Gail, it's just trying to stay positive is so hard with all the media stories - I want to stop watching them, but just can't keep away. Stay safe as well Gail. x

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  2. Oh what great wedding photos! I'm sorry your trips were cancelled - it's definitely best to stay home with everything going on in the world right now!

    Thanks for the link up!
    Hope that your week is going well and you continue to focus on the positives!

    Away From Blue

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    1. Thanks so much Mica, so appreciate all your support. Hope you and your family are keeping well. x

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  3. Jacqui, you have such a beautiful family! These photos are stunning! Hang in there, my friend! I am going to keep posting my regular type of blog posts because I need the distraction. I feel like fun and frivolous are good things right now since there isn’t much else any of us can do. So when you feel up to it again, do know that your outfit posts are very welcomed! They shine some light and happiness into a rather dark and confusing situation. Stay safe and healthy, my friend!

    Shelbee
    www.shelbeeontheedge.com

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    1. Many thanks Shelbee. Thanks for stopping by and I do hope you are your family are all okay. x

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  4. Well done Jacqui, keep calm and carry on. In times of crisis it brings out the best of human nature and sadly occasionally the worst. In our village there is a tremendous outpouring of love and help with a network already in place to ensure that no-one slips through the net. People are on duties for shopping, dog walking and on standby for the local Care Home if they need additional staff. The kids are drawing rainbows to put in windows as a sign of solidarity and a bit of fun as they need to get out for exercise. On the other hand a local cafe business has had their van broken into stealing chocolates and snacks. Sickening!! We're now on Day 3 of Self Isolation (age related!!!) and this morning I received a Mother's Day mug with my family's photo on the front. Now I can have them with me every day - it's the little things that matter! love and hugs to all Pamela xx

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    1. Good advice, it's not like me to have a wobble like this and I am getting a lot of support for all my blogging friends. I will try to support all of you too. Jacqui x

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  5. I know, Jacgui! It is not how we are all supposed to spend our times - sitting home and not to go anywhere... But, it is what it is! We still need to stay positive and follow the rules. I have a quarantine for two weeks, working from home.
    I love your outfit for the wedding, very classy! Stay healthy!

    Tatiana

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    1. Too kind, many thanks for stopping by and leaving lovely comments. x

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  6. I agree, this won't last forever and we need to stay positive, help others who need it, and ride the storm out. You have a beautiful family and I'm looking forward to seeing your post about your daughter's wedding! Stay safe!

    Jill - Doused in Pink

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    1. Thanks for stopping by Jill, much appreciated. x

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  7. You have 5 children? Wow! What a gorgeous photo. You must be very proud! Stay safe my friend.

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    1. Yep all mine - lol. I'm so proud of them all. You stay safe and well too. x

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  8. Hi Jacqui
    I know what you mean. My anxiety has been up lately too. The uncertainty and not knowing when this might end, is tough. Sorry abour your ski trip. YOu look lovely in the picture too, love the dress. I am still working on fashion shoots as it helps me keep busy.
    take care,
    Jess xx
    www.elegantlydressedandstylish.com

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    1. I hope you are well and staying positive too Jess. Thank you for stopping by. x

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  9. Beautiful photos Jacqui. I am with you and feeling nervous about the next few weeks. I have children and parents with health issues so it is playing on my mind and making me down. Thanks for hosting, keep safe lovely xx

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    1. Arrh thanks so much Claire. I hope things get better soon, it's just so worrying to not know. x

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  10. What a wonderful family pic! I am looking forward to the posts about your daughter's wedding! With the 4 kids at home we are fairly busy and after school work which usually doesn't take them too long, we spend a lot of time in our yard and walking or riding in our neighborhood. Grateful for living in an area where there are open spaces and we can be outdoors a lot. We have been eating dinner on the porch most nights too. I do find myself more tired at night, while I am not super stressed, things do take their toll.
    www.chezmireillefashiontravelmom.com

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    1. Arrh thank you so much. I think it will be a nice post to work on, take my mind off everything. That's what we all need. Take care my friend. x

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  11. It's definitely been tough on us! It's so awful for everyone and I hope it ends soon. Sending you positive thoughts! Stay healthy and safe <3

    Lizzie
    www.lizzieinlace.com

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    1. Thanks so much for stopping by Lizzie, do hope you are well. xx

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  12. I have a lot to tell! I can't fit it all on here.As Gail said, good news about China, so there is an end to it all. It will just take time. I've been self isolating since Monday after noon and I relished the idea of having time on my hands to get so much done. Yet I haven't got anything done! Haha. I will crack on tomorrow! xx

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  13. This isn't an easy time for any of us. Life is very different now. But we can enjoy it even under these circumstances. I love the pictures of the wedding. You have such a beautiful family, Jacqui. Thank you for the link-up and stay safe.


    Anna
    www.glamadventure.com

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  14. Beautiful wedding pics :) We are staying home and seriously I need to go out for a walk coz I need fresh air

    Hugs from NYC

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  15. I know exactly how you feel. It's such an uncertain time, isn't it? I can't help but write about it in my posts--making food, dressing casual, reading and watching movies. Also, lots of long walks with the doggies.

    Take care and be safe, Jacqui.
    xx Darlene

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  16. Forgot to say how much I love your wedding photos! Your dress is absolutely perfect. As is the brides, of course. And the guy in the plaid suit??! Adorable.
    xx Darlene

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  17. I hear you Jacqui, it's quite crazy, we are in partial lockdown and if you had told me thing were going to be like this a month ago I would not have believed you.
    We have to be patient and as you say ride with the wave. A big hug your way.

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